“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.” ~ Pablo Picasso
The WordPress challenge this week is ‘Color’ and Marianne’s CBBH Photo Challenge for this month is ‘Multi-Coloured’, so however you want to spell the word, you can’t get away from brightly colo(u)red photos on bloggers’ posts. I decided to combine the two challenges, just to save time and effort.
The world would be a much less interesting place to live in if everything was black and white, so here are a few bright colours to cheer your day. This one taken at Machu Picchu, whilst the stallholder was having a little nap, is probably the most multi-coloured photo I have.
This cute Rainbow Lorikeet seen at the Kurumba Bird Park in Australia, surely qualifies for the theme.
Here where I live in South Africa, this beach vendor cuts a very colourful figure as, on her way to work, she wears all her wares at the same time.
In Mauritius, the room at our resort was beautifully and colourfully welcoming when we arrived.
In Bangkok, it was really difficult to choose between all the brightly coloured sandals for sale, at the floating market, so in the end, I chose black. 🙂
Their long-tail boats were just as colourful.
In Singapore, this temple was a wonderful blaze of colour,
as was the Medina in Morocco.
Of course one doesn’t really have to hop on a plane in order to see bright colours. Just go down to your local supermarket,
or flower shop.
If all else fails, buy some balloons and have a party.
To see more interpretations of both challenges, just click on the links above.
The CBBH Challenge requires me to give you links to two blogs which I enjoy. First up is my Swedish friend Viveka, at “My guilty pleasures” blog. You’ll always find something interesting and entertaining when you visit her.
Secondly, I’d like to introduce you to Gilly, the “Lucid Gypsy.” She writes poetry, stories, and shares wonderful pics from a really lovely part of England.
Fantastic colours. The one of the temple in Singapore reminded me of Sargeant Pepper album cover. Thanks for ‘like’ on my post.
Thanks so much. Yes, I can see why. 🙂
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What a feast of color! Beautiful!
Glad you enjoyed, Naomi. 🙂
oh my you’ve traveled a lot. What a great collection of colours! I’d like to see more of the temple in Singapore.
Thanks, Rosie. I was so taken with the outside of that temple. It’s the Sri Mariamman temple, and is the oldest in Singapore.
Bright … colorful … happy …. everything I love about color. The bird is beautiful. It looks like a 3D rainbow. Of course, the orchids are calling me to come and adopt them all. Purples … my favorite. Great selction of photos for the challenge. Love them …………..
Thanks so much, Issy. Glad you enjoyed my selection. 🙂
Brilliant shots. I adore colour. The moment I started scrolling through, I was smiling.
Love this post. Hugs Paula xxx
I’m so happy that my pics made you smile. 🙂 Have a lovely week.
I like your people and street shots. They are so vibrant – they pulsate with energy. And on a more trivial note – I like the way the hotel folded their towels. How lovely.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Imelda. 🙂
fantastic colourful collection here ad, i love them all …especially that cheeky little lorikeet from Kurumba!
Thanks so much, Christine. I wanted to take little Lori home with me. 🙂
The world is a colourful place.. I love the colours of fresh vegetables… I suppose thats where dye first came from!!!
It sure is, Lisa. I think some dyes still come from plants.
Girl you got amazing color!
Thanks. I do believe you’re right about that. 🙂
I can’t believe I nearly missed the Peruvian lady, the lorikeet and the chance to choose some flip flops! Gorgeous images my dear and I’m very flattered that you picked me, thanks so much 🙂 i love visiting you too.
Hahaha. Glad you liked the flip flops. I bet you didn’t choose black. 🙂 I’ve also noticed that some of my favourite posts don’t appear in reader. 😦
he he, I combined mine too! wonderful colors here! love the colorful bird and oh, those peppers! mmmmmmmmmmm.
Thanks, Tobyo. 🙂
Lovely colourful and varied subjects Ad. Of course I love our bright and cheerful lorrikeets you have included
Thanks so much, Pommepal. 🙂
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These are very colourful indeed! I love Rainbow Lorikeets, we have a lot of them at the farm 😀
Thanks, Dianne. Lucky you, having such beautiful birds around you at home. We only get little brown and grey ones. 🙂
Oh, I so love all the colours AD. What a great post! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. I love them all! *hugs*
Thanks so much, Sonel. xx
You are very welcome hon. 🙂 *hugs*
Lovely photo’s, AD. I would be hard-pressed to single out one. Magnificent coloUrs, lol!
Thanks so much, adee. 🙂
Love the lorikeets. Super sandals, and the temple rocks! Nice work, ad.
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
Gee wizz ! This is colorful all of them.
Thanks, scrapydo. 🙂
wow. great colors in the click
Thanks, Amar. 🙂
You can’t go wrong with black flip flops :D. A delightful post, Sylvia!
Very true, Paula. 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comment.
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what a feast for the eyes…well done
Thanks, Jo. 🙂
A blaze of colour, indeed. Nature just about steals the show, though, with that denizen of Oz.
Yes, you can’t beat a bird in all it’s colourful glory. 🙂
One thing colour can always do – liven up the world 😉
Lovely pics AD!
Thanks so much, 68. 🙂
How wonderful that this week’s WPC combines to effortlessly with my monthly CBBH challenge, Sylvia.. I’m sure you wont be alone in combining the two!
AAwwww bless the stall holder in your first photo for having a little nap – wonderful!
Thanks for sharing links to two wonderful blogs you enjoy visiting. Great choice.
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AWESOME displays,my friend,LOVE the bird towards the top 😀
BTW,mdae some adjustments on my page,next ime you comment,hopefully it will be less hassle 🙂
Thanks for the AWESOME, Steve. 😀 I’ll pop over to your blog and try out the new adjustments. 🙂
You have a way of looking at the ordinary and bringing out the extraordinary. There is a story behind every one of your photos that speaks to the energy of community and individual effort. I think the Picasso quote is a profound benediction.
Amazing colours, lovely photos! 🙂
I wonder why some cultures have so much more color than others…. I love color (or colour) any way you want to spell it. I don’t understand the fad of turning photos into B&W now that we’ve developed the technology to be able to produce coloured images……
“…whilst the stallholder
was having a little nap…”
Haha….yes, at least I only took a photo. I could probably have made off with half the goods and she wouldn’t have known. 🙂
We really live in a colourful world 🙂
Don’t we just? 🙂
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos for us -I especially like that with me, she was most impressed with those pictures of swans and heart – it’s really a full picture of love – a nice day and keep thank you very, very much for a wonderful comment – for me to keep the blog a nice day id sends enjoy reading your blog maxima
Thank you for your lovely comment, Stefan. I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂
Lovely photos AD.
Thanks, granny. Hugs to you.
Good stuff! You make this week’s Challenge look easy. Vonn Scott Bair
Thank you. 🙂
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Super selection AD 😀
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
Great colors gallery. Have a great weekend, Sylvia.. 😀
Thanks so much, Bams. 🙂 You too.
Thank you kindly. 🙂
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you made a spectacular splash with all colo(u)rs
Thanks, Rosa. 🙂
Beautiful! I love te colorful parrot and the beach vendor! 🙂
Thanks so much, Nicole. 🙂
Interesting how some cultures truly embrace color! … and cheers for endorsing Viveka!
Yes it is, Frank. Viveka is such a lovely lady. 🙂
You get around, even the grocery store! 😉 Beautiful post filled to the brim with color! Margie
Yes, even. 🙂 Thanks, Margie.
Fabulous photos for the challenges. Love the towels, so cleverly arranged.
Thanks so much, Susan. Yes very clever, and every day, they were done differently. 🙂
All great pictures for the challenge, Sylvia, and it was a great idea to combine the two challenges! I think I’ll do the same! 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. I’ve probably started a trend, 😀
I did mine and I ended up not combining them after all. Mainly because I was too lazy to write, at that moment, introducing two other bloggers. I’ll do Marianne’s later… 🙂
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Thanks so much for the reblog. 🙂